Jim O'Brien C OTT 11 Months

Senators coach Paul MacLean credits the team's strong farm system as the reason Jim O'Brien didn't make the team.

O'Brien inked a two-year, one-way deal over the summer. "I think he's a casualty of the Ottawa Senators doing a good job at the draft table and doing a good job of developing players," MacLean said. "They're players that have come after him and developed and they end up being better players. That's what it is." He had five goals and an assist in 29 games last season.

Jim O'Brien C OTT 11 Months

Jim O'Brien has cleared waivers and was assigned to Binghamton of the AHL.

With the emergence of both Mika Zibanejad and Jean-Gabriel Pageau there was no longer a place for O'Brien in Ottawa.

Jim O'Brien C OTT 11 Months

Jim O'Brien was placed on waivers Thursday.

The move isn't a surprise as he was believed to be an odd-man out among a crowded group at center. The Senators also placed goaltender Nathan Lawson, forward Corey Cowick and defenseman Tyler Eckford on waivers with the intention of assigning them to the minors.

Jim O'Brien C OTT 11 Months

Jim O'Brien might find himself on waivers next week.

He's sits behind Jason Spezza, Kyle Turris, Mika Zibanejad, Zack Smith and Jean-Gabriel Pageau on the team's depth chart down the middle. O'Brien scored a goal off his skate in Tuesday's exhibition win over Toronto. In 29 games last season, he notched six points and 38 shots.

Jim O'Brien C OTT Feb 28 '13

Jim O'Brien scored the only Ottawa goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins Thursday night.

The power play marker was the fifth of the campaign for O'Brien, a figure that amazingly leads all Ottawa forwards and stands only one tally behind the injured Erik Karlsson for the team lead. Kaspars Daugavins and Zack Smith drew assists on the goal.

Jim O'Brien C OTT Jul 18 '12

Jim O'Brien has inked a two-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.

O'Brien scored three goals and six points in 28 games with the Ottawa Senators last season. He'll compete for a bottom-six forward spot during training camp.